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Because Hughes Hall is mature and international, everyone brings such diverse backgrounds and experiences to the student body. That’s exactly why it feels so inviting – everyone knows what it’s like to be new or out of place, so everyone works to make sure you’re part of the College community.


Hughes Hall is a different type of Cambridge College. We are a friendly and supportive academic community, with around 175 mature or affiliated undergraduates and up to 600 postgraduates. Two-thirds of our students come from outside the UK. We understand the challenges that face mature and affiliated undergraduates, including international students, and have a welfare and tutorial team experienced in providing appropriate support and advice. We value our egalitarian and inclusive culture which allows individuals from all backgrounds to flourish.

Cambridge has much to offer in the form of both College and University level societies and sports. Hughes Hall students are strongly involved: they regularly represent Cambridge on University teams, and contribute to a diverse community where all can thrive.

Hughes Hall has excellent public spaces and student rooms. Our accommodation includes rooms in our Victorian main building, modern en suite buildings on site, and nearby shared houses. All room rents are set bearing in mind affordability, and as an undergraduate you are guaranteed a room for every year of your course.

The College is situated beside the lively, cosmopolitan area of Mill Road. It is within a 10-minute bike ride of most departments and faculties, yet surrounded by the peaceful green spaces of the University cricket ground and Parker’s Piece. It is also close to the train and bus stations.

Hughes Hall

UCAS Campus Code 

Wollaston Road
01223 768242
Courses Available 
All courses except Architecture, Design, Medicine (other than the Graduate Course) and Veterinary Medicine
Student Numbers 
For students aged 21 and over (mature students)
175 undergraduates
c55 admitted each year
600 postgraduates

Admissions Tutors

Dr Carole Sargent

Senior Tutor
Dr Tori McKee

College Open Days 

Check the College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days.

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